Game 5 of the NBA Finals takes place tonight at 8pm ET.
The Golden State Warriors are 9 point favorites against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A full variety of NBA prop bets are on offer, and many expert handicappers have weighed in with their predictions at Sportsbook Review picks. This article summarizes the many ways to bet and who the sports betting pros are on.
NBA Series Betting Market
With the NBA Finals locked in at 2 games all, the Warriors have shifted back to an average price of -400 to win the NBA Championship. The best lines can be found at online sportsbooks 5Dimes, Bookmaker, and Heritage depending on the team you believe wins the final.
NBA Moneyline (To win Outright) Market
The moneyline market is priced very similarly to the NBA series odds considering the series is tied. You can lay -380 at Bovada for the cheapest price of betting Game 5 as shown in the NBA prop bet directory.
Will the game go to overtime?
There is an +1150 payout on Game 5 going to overtime, and a line of -1800 if you believe game 5 ends in regulation.
If you believe LeBron James and the Cavaliers sweep the next two games and win 4-2, you will receive 9.25 times every dollar wagered at sports betting website 5Dimes. The Cavaliers winning the NBA finals by a score of 4 games to 3 pays 6 times every dollar wagered.
The same bet on the Warriors winning 4-2 returns just 1.4 times your wager. The Warriors winning 4-3 returns 1.45 times your investment.
NBA Betting Event Page
The Cavaliers vs. Warriors odds event page for Game 5 shows that the NBA total opened at 195.5 points and has stayed steadily at this number, though a few betting sites are spreading 195.
SBR Picks Handicappers
On the Cavaliers point spread:
David Lawrence is on the Cavs +8 at Pinnacle Sports.
Jason Lake is also on the Cavs +8 (-101 at 5Dimes).
Nikki Adams is on the Cavs +8.5 and +370 moneyline at Pinnacle Sports.
There are 0 picks on the Warriors as of this time, which is consistent with the public percentage of bets powered by SBR Odds, as 62.8% of wagers are on the Cavaliers ATS.
Sports bettors looking for picks from handicappers outside of the SBR network can analyze the free plays posted by forum members in the free Service Plays section.